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Stories from Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Honor is official (02/25/04)
BENTON - It's official: The Scott County Courthouse is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. During their meeting Tuesday Scott County commissioners reviewed a letter from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources confirming the courthouse was added to the list on Jan. 28...
Sheriff won't run for re-election (02/25/04)
BENTON - After serving Scott County for more than a quarter of a century, Sheriff Bill Ferrell announced Tuesday he will not file for re-election. In making the announcement to his friends and staff, Ferrell called the decision to not run "heart-wrenching ... ...
Filing begins for county offices (02/25/04)
BENTON - Public administrator is the office with the most competition as of the first day of filing for Scott County offices on Tuesday. Democrats Pamela S. Dirnberger, Delmar "Sonny" Alcorn Jr., James A. Marshall and Glendella May will all face off in the primary for a chance to appear on the November ballot for the public administrator position...
Eula Sides (02/25/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Eula Sides, 86, died at 3:25 p.m. Feb. 23, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 15, 1917, in Advance, daughter of the late Marion and Edith Winchester Stuckey, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. She was manager for Bib-N-Tuck Children's Store and was a receptionist for Dr. Dean Edwards for eight years before retiring at age 80...
Community gives back to local volunteer (02/25/04)
MATTHEWS - Most people wouldn't consider Cathey Daniels fortunate, but she does. Last year, her father almost died due to a medication mix-up. Her 48-year-old brother-in-law, who had beaten colon cancer, was diagnosed with liver cancer. Her 53-year-old brother had just gotten the all-clear from doctors in his battle against a brain tumor when his body apparently gave out and he died. ...
Planting preparation (02/25/04)
Kenny Haines of Herbert Schuerenberg Farms rehips a field south of Colonel Day Parkway Tuesday afternoon. Schuerenberg Farms workers are preparing the field for a wheat cover crop for cotton.
Local farmer's decision goes against norm (02/25/04)
SIKESTON - When Ted Glastetter decided to turn his north Scott County farm into a managed wildlife habitat four years ago, he went against the norm in the farm community he has lived in all of his life. Since then Glastetter's land, located about a mile west of New Hamburg, has reinvented itself into a wildlife refuge full of quail, rabbits, geese and ducks...
SHS takes out Fredericktown (02/25/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - With Sikeston trailing 10-0 late in the first quarter, Whitney McCray checked into the game for the Lady Bulldogs and momentum began to swing. McCray scored 14 first half points and led the Lady Bulldogs back from a double-digit deficit to a 54-45 win against Fredericktown in the first round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament...
Scott City wins OT thriller (02/25/04)
SCOTT CITY - The Portageville Bulldogs closed out their regular season Tuesday night with a disappointing 67-66 overtime loss to arch-rival Scott City. The Rams had only four players in the scoring column, but all four reached double figures with Mark Dannenmueller's 21 leading the way...
Poplar Bluff, Jackson to play for district title (02/25/04)
FARMINGTON -- Poplar Bluff's Tyler Hansbrough scored 23 of his game-high 31 points in the second half as the Mules advanced to the MSHSAA Class 5, District 1 championship game Tuesday with a 65-44 win over the host. After hitting 9-of-23 shots in the first half, Poplar Bluff (20-6) led by just two at the break during which coach John David Pattillo reminded his players about the high-percentage shots...
Bell City rallies past Scott Central; Kelly beats Delta (02/25/04)
BELL CITY - The No. 2 state ranked Bell City Cubs overcame a fourth quarter deficit to defeat rival Scott County Central 71-64 at home on Tuesday. Bell City trailed 51-47 entering the fourth quarter. Still trailing by two with six minutes remaining, Randy Conn knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Cubs the lead which they would not relinquish...
Bob Baker (02/25/04)
EDMOND, Okla. - Robert L. "Bob" Baker, 73, died Feb. 23, 2004, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 2, 1930, in Dixson, Ill., he served with the U.S. Army from 1953-55 and was employed by National Lock Sales for 36 years before retiring, during which time he lived in Sikeston, Mo. He was a member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Edmond...
Claude Cox (02/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Claude A. Cox, 91, died at 8:05 p.m. Feb. 24, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. McMikle Funeral of Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Barbara Murray (02/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Barbara Lou Murray, 65, died at 9 a.m. Feb. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 1, 1938, in Ohio, daughter of the late Earl and Dora Lowe, she was a retired nurse and of the Protestant belief. Survivors include: four daughters, Vicki Slager of New Work, Ohio, Brandi Boyer of East Prairie and Suzi Wilson and Judi Moore of Plain City, Ohio; one brother, Eddie Lowe of New Vienna, Ohio; and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Johnny Watson (02/25/04)
CHICAGO - Johnny Lee Watson, 51, died at 6:25 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. Born June 9, 19152, in Chicago, son of Willie and Ozie Watson of Chicago, he graduated from Bell City (Mo.) High School and returned to Chicago in 1972. He was employed by Whitney Young High School in Chicago at the time of his death...
Mae Jones (02/25/04)
SIKESTON - Mae Audrey Jones, 47, died Feb. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 11, 1956, in Bell City, daughter of Rose Johnson and Leo Ramsey of Sikeston, she graduated in 1975 from Bell City High School. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Looking Back 2/25 (02/25/04)
SIKESTON - Sgt. C.D. Irby left Saturday to return to Biloxi, Miss., after spending a furlough here with his family. SIKESTON - Liz Barnett and Jim Swearingen have been crowned queen and king of the annual Girls Athletic Association Sock Hop. --- EAST PRAIRIE - A public hearing was set on the 1984-85 budget. The police department was authorized to schedule two road blocks, at least one in March, to check vehicles for city stickers...
Disruption is goal, not change of view (02/25/04)
Here's something to chew on. As many as one million protesters are expected to stage vocal opposition during the September Republican National Convention in New York City. Imagine if you can, one million people camping out in tents and elsewhere with one purpose in mind - to disrupt or shutdown the national convention of the GOP?...
Your view: Budget concerns (02/25/04)
A 70 percent budget cut for the New Madrid County Extension Service is not exactly a joyous way to start off the new year, but that is now a stark reality. The Extension budget request for 2004 of $34,000 was the same amount received in 2003. However the members of the Extension Council were informed by the New Madrid County Commission that, along with no longer furnishing a building for the extension office, they would only commit $10,000 to fund the Extension service for the 2004 fiscal year...
Speakout 2/25 (02/25/04)
I would like to SpeakOut about gay rights. I think that if they're going to allow two guys or two women to get married, they ought to allow you to claim your dog as a dependent. I am calling about the Feb. 16 article about Charleston's drug problem. Who is responsible for checking spelling? Grapple is spelled grapple, not grappel. That one sticks out like a sore thumb. Better luck next time...